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>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is oh, ye news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father sy and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoch was abo
surrounding rupert murdoch. eric holder said he would welcome a meeting with the families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their telephones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims. the big news of the day was the testimony given by rupert murdoch before parliament. during the proceedings, a man lunged at him only to be struck by his wife. james murdock was about to answer a question when someone on the left, it was so fast it was hard to see what happened. slowly and a man with a paper plate covered in it shaving cream takes aim at rupert murdoch. the woman in paint is his wife. she slapped the assailant who falls backward. the man was arrested. >> this was the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch an american citizen, presides over a local media empire with $33 billion in revenue. he has no plans to step aside. >> people i trusted betrayed the company and to me. it is for them to pay. i am the best person. >> at his side, his son james. born in london, at age 38, an american citizen who runs company operations in europe and asia
. for all their troubles, rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince who controls much of the company voiced his support. what about the rest of the board? it is addressed in an article in "the daily beast" today. news corporation shares are up. the news hacking scandal is off the front pages for the first time in two weeks. but independent directors have hired their own top lawyers. why? >> we are getting mixed signals. we have heard the board have hired some lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against their own legal exposure. there have also been reports that some of the more independent minded directors are beginning to think about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title as ceo of the company. on the other hand, this is a board murdoch controls pretty firmly. it is hard to say what will happen yet. >> who exactly is on the board? >> it is a funny bunch. there are 16 board members. they cover a lot of ground. there is a former head of state and there is an opera singer. there is quite a range of experience. the one thing they all have in common is they ar
-out quarter. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son faced certain questions from uk legislators. now the phone hacking saga rolls on with a new parliamentary report saying murdoch's news international, quote, deliberately tried to obstruct a police investigation into the now defunct "news of the world". in the meantime, prime minister david cameron is getting ready to make an emergency statement on this crisis after flying back early from a trade trip to south africa. >>> many of us here in hong kong watched that testimony and we stayed up pretty late to watch it. rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of phone hacking at the "news of the world," but it was his son james who actually did most of the talking, intervening when his father seemed at a loss for words. it was murdoch's wife wendy who intervened in a very different way. dan rivers has the details for us. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: this was how rupert murdoch started. despite his apparent contrition, he surely had no idea what was about to literally hit him. wh
developments coming in -- news corp. owner rupert murdoch will be testifying before parliament about his company's hacking scandal. >> just because of the old tv -- they own the television networks, it doesn't mean they like being on them. they will be grilled lives by all great british politicians. >> he did not inherit this company. he built it. >> he is worried about his children, who he assumed would succeed him. >> and james murdoch has been groomed to take over the empire from its 82-year-old father. he admits to paying too high- profile victims of his newspapers and legal hacking a million dollars to keep them quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. it was made with information that was incomplete. >> the influence is also in the spotlight. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with executives, more than twice the number of meetings he has dealt with any other media organizations. >> how powerful is rupert murdoch? >> the view of every prime minister or for the last three years is that no one can get elected without the passing of a patriarch. >> th
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
empire, this just a day after rupert murdoch insisted to lawmakers he didn't know much. >> i don't know. >> i don't know. >> i was not aware at the time. >> i don't have any memory. >> i don't know anything about that. >> i'm not sure what i said. >> i cannot spare to the accuracy of it. >> i just don't remember. >> check this out, a pie attack. you see it there, bottom left of your screen. the most memorable moments of the intense two-hour hearing. the pie man is a comedian who sent a tweet before the attack comparing murdoch to mr. burns, yes, that mr. burns on the left, the sinister but powerful simpsons character. the attacker is facing criminal charges this morning. will rupert murdoch face any? here is jeffrey toobin on "ac 360." >> a lot of people have talked about the possibility of criminal charges in the united states, the foreign corrupt practices act or something connected with hacking of 9/11 victims. there is really no credible evidence at all of any sort of american criminal violations by anyone in connection with news corp. so i really think the question is really a busi
. this scandal shaking rupert murdoch's media empire claimed another casualty today. london's assistant police commissioner john yates resig d resigned. yates calls his decision, quote, crap. his resignation is one day after scotland yard chief paul stevenson quit. he came under fire for hiring a former "news of the world" editor as his pr kumt ant. that man was arrested in the scandal last year. british lawmakers expect rupert murdoch's protege rebekah brooks to show up tomorrow to answer questions. despite her arrest over the weekend, her spokesman says she will be there. she's denying she knew her reporters hacked phones for scoops while she was the newspaper's editor. rupert murdoch, chairman of news corp, and his son james are expected to testify alongside brooks tomorrow. they will appear before parliament's media committee. >>> a heatwave hitting the middle of u.s. extremely high humidity makes it feel as hot as 117 degrees in some places. that heat is creeping east. >> brutal. i probably lost 10 pounds today. it's crazy. >> we are sweltering, and we're just asking for some relief here
news now," tycoon's testimony. how media mogul rupert murdoch and his son answered tough questions before members of the british parliament. >> and how the man with a shaving cream pie and his dramatic interruption are now grabbing all the headlines. it is wednesday, july 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. while rupert murdoch and his son apologized for the phone hacking scandal we cannot get over that dramatiagraramatic moment when a shaving cream pie interrupted and how rupert murdoch's wife jumped in and stopped -- she actually slapped him hard. you can see her hand in the air about to go for it. >> in fact fell to the ground afterwards. she hit him so hard. a lot of people are saying this was probably the best thing that could have happened because it sort of deflected from the moment. >> oh, yes. >> in the series of what was going on. quite a shocking moment there. >> never dull. >> never dull, that's for sure. >>> also coming up this morning the stagnant and oppressive hot air mass that has put about half th
developments in that hacking scandal engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. the full extent of the alleged coverup at murdoch's now defunct "news of the world," they will release details of the dealing with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting what the company did wrong. this many comes after another intense day in parliament where the british prime minister, david cameron there, used an emergency session to defend his dealings with murdoch's company offering an apology for the controversy that's now tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight,
in the past few hours, media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james have agreed to appear before the british parliament investigating that phone hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's british empire. and that testimony will take place next week, and rebecca brooks will also testify, and former executive neil wallace became the ninth person arrested in connection with this tabloid scandal. here in the u.s., you may have already heard six senators and a congressman are now calling on the fbi to investigate allegations that "news of the world" reporters tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims and their families. "news international" has responded to the reports saying they have seen no evidence that these allegations are true. joining me to talk about it more nationally is syndicated radio host michael smerconish, and originally, we were heard that he would not be available, but now we will hear from rupert murdoch who was criticized by many who say he should have come out and said more sooner. >> what is interesting about this, tamron, you made reference to the concern of some that p
into the hearing when a man carrying what appeared to be a shaving cream pie accosted rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. his wife sprang into action, forcing the demonstrator away. police quickly had him in handcuffs. murdoch was shaken but unharmed. it was the point of high drama in a civil exchange. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> both murdoch and his son apologized for what has grown into a massive scandal that is threatening the company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> newscorp has been reeling for two weeks since murdoch shutdown their 168 year-old british tabloid. that was after allegations that employees illegally hiked into the voice mail of celebrities politicians, and a 13-year-old murder victim. gregg's you are responsible for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder
're sorry but also very unaware. rupert murdoch's arrival mirrored many of his recent public appearances, mobbed by photographers. following two weeks of scandal centered around his british newspapers he took his seat, his son james by his side, wife wendy behind him. within seconds the veteran public performer grabbed the headlines with one of pre-prepared lines. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: over two hours british parliamentarians tried to establish precisely what and when the murdochs knew about allegations in "news of the world" of widespread phone hacking and police bribery, allegations that have already seen this british tabloid institution shuttered and claimed the job of murdoch's ceo rebeckah brooks and london's police chief. he did not give way to knowledge, both rupert and james saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater momentarily turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wi
that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed s
ahead the shaving cream hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> may
limits. the workers allegedly reported a money order donations and not the cash. >>> rupert murdoch will be in the house say today -- will be in the hot seat today. he faces tough questions from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. ben eisler is following the latest developments from the satellite center. >> the questions will focus on the phone hacking scandal allegations that people at news corp. tabloids packed into the phones of celebrities crime victims, politicians, and members of the royal family. murdoch go before 10 members of the house of commons and the questions will likely go hard and fast for an hour. he will not testify under oath and will appear most likely with his lawyers that didn't turn to for advice. the goal is to get him to save things that he will have to stand by. questions will likely surround his influence around the british government. david cameron had 26 meetings with rupert murdoch's executives, more than twice the number with any other media organizations. david cameron just cut short his trip to africa after his top and his deputy becam
editor of rupert murdoch's news of the world tabloid to be his communications chief. it was dramatic yesterday in court when lawmakers heard from rupert murdoch. a man carrying plates of shaving cream stormed at the media mogul. the protester was arrested. rupert murdoch and his son james said that they were not aware of phone hacking or other illegal activities at their british newspapers. >>> the airports authority will meet today to consider reversing its decision to build an underground station at dulles airport. the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood once the station built above ground. that changed in addition to others could save a billion dollars. >>> 5:05, 76 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead the debt standoff, a house takes action. the white house threatens a veto. we will have the latest. >> first, the extreme heat [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scof ] onontwo-th
after rupert murdoch tried to repel the british assault on his empire, it's the prime minister's turn to face parliament. david cameron tainted by claims that he was too cozy with the media giant and drew raucous responses in his appearance before the special session. >> what is the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house! >> across great britain, public and political outrage has been boiling over claims of police bribery, phone hacking and a heartless abuse of power. james and rupert murdoch walked into parliament knowing that they had to tamp down some of that public anger so did they succeed some atika shubert is in london now. what are the people saying on the streets, atika? >> reporter: well, the remark that most people are really focused on is one of the mps, tom watson really grilled rupert murdoch and bluntly asked him do you thin
that has taken down some of london's most powerful. during the same hearing rupert murdoch was hit in the face with a pie, a spectacle that only heightened the world's fascination with the troubling allegations. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: from the beginning james took the lead. >> i think my son can perhaps answer that in more detail. >> reporter: it was rupert murdoch's wife who stepped in at the critical moment. throwing a right hook to protect her husband from a surprise pie attack. the protester, an amateur comedian who calls himself johnny marbles was arrested and led away by police. james defended executives les hinton and rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. brooks faced questions from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phon
rupert murdoch. chatman, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. well, this morning is the first sunday morning without the "news of the world" the popular sunday newspaper that folded under pressure under this scandal but rupert murdoch were still a bit busy publishing this morning. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers, including "sunday times." his remaining sunday publication. putting right what's gone wrong. promising to compensate those affected. for those involved, there is no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp but more could be in line. last week metropolitan police commissioner paul stevenson answered questions. >> i do not believe on any occasion i have acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat where neil wallace was a pr consultant. wallace arrested in the scandal, has also been a pr consultant to the police. "new york times" reports that 11,000 pagers of handwritten notes naming politicians, spor
edition is printed and as rupert murdoch rushes to loloon, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonight, the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. rerembering the first lady who bravely spoke about that moment her husband and family confronted her about addictiti. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom hanks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is the final front page tonight. thank you and good-by
been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. >>> terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. >>> some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state.
-hacking scandal with rupert murdoch and his son james. along with former news international executive rebeckah brooks. they testify at a british parliamentary committee about allegations on phone-hacking and police bribery at the british tabloid. that is live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3 >> now bbc "newsnight"'s coverage of aldations of -- allegations at rupert murdoch's british tabloid, "news of the world". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that comm
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
. >>> sifrnlths. melinda gates at nine. tiger woods' ex-is on the ex. the list was compiled after rupert murdoch's wife wendi leapt to his defense when a protester threw shaving foam at him while he was testifying before a british parliamentary committee. >>> superheroes, fans and stars are converging on san diego this weekend. it is comic-con 2011. i know there are some of you out there. you can tweet me if you're involved in comic books. the annual trade show that shines the spotlight on what's next, what's new in popular culture, sold out this year, by the way, more than 100,000 ticket holders rubbing elbows with celebrities and getting a sneak peek on what's what. for the city of san diego, it's an economic bonanza. >> the economic impact over the next three years will be over $50 million. we're going to be expanding our convention center. one of the big reasons is because of comic-con. >>> the mayor says after the convention center expansion is finished, it will add another 8,000 jobs. >>> an electronic tongue tells you if your juice labels are lying. what in the world does it look like? i'
hacked into the voicemail of a murdered girl and erased messages. this week, owner rupert murdoch shut down the paper. the paper's former royal correspondent was arrested yesterday. >>> britain's newest royal couple will spend their first full day in california. prince william and his new wife kate arrived yesterday. they will attend a star-studded event in l.a. tonight. there's the famous soccer star, right? david beckham. the british academy of film and arts dinner, prince william is the president of bafta, nicole kidman, jennifer lopez and tom hanks are expected to be there. a day for the royal couple even before the black tie event. part will be spent fueling the prince's passion playing polo. cnn's max foster has more. >> reporter: during the tour of can dashgs the royal couple showed their competitive sides. in dragon boats and in street hockey shoot-outs. william may need some more practice with that hockey stick, but in california, he'll be in more familiar territory with a sport he knows and loves. polo. william grew up playing polo. he's been around it. he was watching it fro
. response to rumors about rupert murdoch's future. >>> there has been a rash of crime along the metropolitan branch trail. just yesterday, another robbery. now, what is being done to protect people and stop the crimes.  >>> it is tuesday morning, july 19th and the temperature is already pushing a scorcher and only going to get hotter today. 84degrees, tony. >> is that right? have we gone up to 84? >> all right. well, it's 80. close. >> a warm start to the day. we have a few clouds moving through. cloudy conditions, some rain well off to the north and west in western maryland and thunderstorm activity as we look at sentinel radar. we will continue to see that push southward. i don't think it will come through the washington area but some of our sewers well out to the west might see this a little bit later on. here is a look at the current temperatures. 80degrees is what it is. winchester at 77. ocean city at 78. your forecast for today, hazy, hot and humid. more details coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. >>> we do want to let you know about an overnight acci
by president barack obama. >>> news corp. chairman rupert murdoch says he is shocked, pauled and ashamed over the british phone hacking scandal. he says he lost sight of the operations of the news of the world tabloid but says he is not to blame for what happened. >> do you accept that all -- ultimately, you are responsible for that whole fiasco. >> no. the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: a protester tried to throw a pie plate full of foam at murdoch. they say the company is investigating. and rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. we have to let you know that news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> in sports, the nats on the road facing the astros. top of the third, the nats trail 2-0. this went deep to left field for a two-run homer to tie the game. houston led 3-2. the astros put on a safety squeeze. a run scores. the nats would fall 7-6. >>> and a programming reminder. this week, our region will honor history, 150 years since battle of manassas. tomorrow, we will take our show on the road to manassas for an in-depending
dad did, my grandfather did and it's what we do today. from the embattled press baron rupert murdoch to the polo playing prince william and his bride stories with the british connection have been very much in the news this past week. ben tracy will have more on the royal tour of california. but first elizabeth palmer in london with the latest on the end of the world, at least for the world's newspaper, that is. >> reporter: the last edition of the news of the world was a proud farewell that recalled 168 years of sunday scoops. rupert murdoch bought the paper in 1969 and used its profits to build his vast media empire that now includes fox news, the wall street journal, and the new york post. but this week this scrappy tabloid was engulfed by scandal. though it remained one of the best-selling newspapers in the english speaking world its name is disgraced and the fallout has damaged politicians, the police and the formidable mr. murdoch. the scandal exploded with a teenager murdered in 2002. on monday in london, a private investigator working for the news of the world was accused of h
. but rupert murdoch didn't take the blame for rupert murdoch's phone hacking scandal. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: rupert murdock is defending his blown empire but 2 1/2 hours into questioning he had to defend himself. a man lunged at him with a plateful of foam. his wife jumped to his rescue before the police arrested the protestor. earlier his son james apologized for phone hacking at the family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> it's a matter of great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> mr. murdoch do you accept ultimately you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch employees are accused of tapping the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even the families of 9/11 victims. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks also took the hot seat and chose her words carefully. she is already under police investigation. >> things went badly wrong at the "news of the world" and we a
. brooks was just until last week a senior executive for rupert murdoch's media empire. she's being questioned on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communication. it comes as this scandal continues to spread. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers including "the sunday times" his remaining sunday publication, putting right what's gone wrong, promising to compensate those effected and full cooperation with the police. for those involved, there's no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat in an expensive spa where neil wallace was a pr correspondent. wallace, arrested in the scandal. and "new york times" reports 11,000 pages of handwritten notes, naming 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and victims of crime, whose phones
the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end
surrounding today's liftoff. and what's next for nasa. and the political cloud over rupert murdoch's media empire in britain and here in the u.s. it's under scrutiny right now after a new arrest in an exploding scandal. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey ♪ you'll never know, dear ♪ how much i love you ♪ please don't take my sunshine away ♪ [ male announcer ] as long as there are babies, they'll be chevy's to bring them home. ♪ the authentic, the rare, the hard to define. to those always searching for what's pure and what's real
phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch talk for the british lawmakers he was the owner of the news of the world tabloid his other holdings include fox news. emily has more on the questions which are threatening to bring down rupert murdoch's media empire. >> members of the british parliament did not give rupert murdoch a chance for opening remarks did not stop him from making a statement. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> lawmakers honed in on what murdoch and his son james to also testified about what they may know about the phone hacking including murder victims, politicians and celebrities. murdoch says that he has no knowledge of hacking or settlements paid to hacking victims. >> do you except you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> if you are not then who? >> the people that i trusted in then maybe the people that they trusted. >> murdoch says that this tabloid is less and 1 percent of his corporation including fox news and the wall street journal. but information has spread saying that they pai
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